Wednesday, September 19, 2012


SSP is proud to announce that we'll be offering a workshop on Thursday, October 18th at Saratoga Guitar. If you're interested in writing songs come explore the basics with us from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost is $30 dollars and enrollment is limited.

WHAT TO EXPECT: How To Get Started - Motivators - Song Form - Basic Chords (1-4-5) - A Bit of Theory - Music & Lyrics Together - Emotional Content - Writer's Block - Playing the Open Mic.

REGISTRATION: Please contact Bob Warren ( to sign up for the class. We suggest you bring along a pen and pad to take notes and a recording device if you desire. We look forward to seeing you...Nancy Walker, Bob Warren and Michael Jerling!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

SSP Songwriting Workshop at the National Museum of Dance

Photos from our recent workshop with Guy Mastrion and Larry Clyman on "Ideation and Musical Variation."

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Meet the Saratoga Songwriters Panel

"Nancy Walker. Bob Warren. Michael Jerling. Has songcraft ever had better friends? Nancy has the uncanny ability to fuse the concrete and the gossamer, the actual and the imagined and the truth and the thought. Bob, whether creating a new musical, writing an album for another singer or simply penning his own new classic, is a mastermind of theory, practice and application. And Michael, who creates homespun tales, sophisticated dialogues and aching memories he calls "little movies," also knows how to capture every sound on tape. These varied talents and skills mesh in the Saratoga Songwriters Panel, which, through it's one-day workshops and six week seminars, puts the tools of the craft into the hands of everyday people. The process isn't exactly demystified - what purpose would that serve an art as personal and powerful, yet so wonderfully esoteric as songwriting - but it is made clear."

Stay tuned for upcoming classes and events with SSP!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Songwriting workshop in April!

I'll be presenting a workshop on April 16th at the Town of Day Community Hall beginning at 10:00 AM.  This is an all ages event, workshop is $25.00 per person.  Register by March 20th by calling: 924-3008.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thanks so much to all the wonderful songwriters who turned out to particpate in our "Songwriters in the Round Workshop."  Please stay tuned for upcoming events. Nancy, Michael and Bob!  

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Songwriters in the Round Workshop!

Saturday, February 12th
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Workshop $20 per person
Presented by Sam Whitehouse Music
Moderated by SSP (Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren)
Bring your instruments!! Enrollment may be limited
Saratoga Arts
320 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
Ground Level - Room #1
Parking on Spring Street in Public Lot
More information:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Demystify the Art of Songwriting

Thank you to all who attended the SSP's songwriter's workshop which was presented by Sam Whitehouse Music and held at Saratoga Arts.  Our first workshop titled "Demystify the Art of Songwriting" included topics on writing song lyrics, making your first demo and basic music theory.  Please become a follower and tell others who you think might be interested in what we do and stay tuned for information on upcoming workshops!  Don't forget to add any ideas you have for topics which you'd like to see included as we go forward!  SSP is Nancy Walker, Michael Jerling and Bob Warren. 
Happy New Year!